Our Events


Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala and Auction – CANCELED for 2020

Branches is extremely disappointed to share that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have been forced to cancel our Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala and Auction. However, thanks to an incredible Matching Grant provided by Trish and Dan Bell, all Gala donations and all Gala sponsorships which are converted into donations will be […]

Thanksgiving Meal Delivery

When Branches first began its Thanksgiving Meal Delivery in 2001, Branches and a few dozen volunteers delivered over 600 meals. In 2020, Branches celebrated its 20th Annual Thanksgiving. Due to COVID-19, only a few hundred volunteers, vs. the regular 1,000 volunteers, came together at six sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties to cook, package and […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Service Day Celebrations

Branches is proud to once again celebrate MLK Day in 2021. A huge thank you to Molina Healthcare for sponsoring this special day of service. In 2020, Branches once again celebrated and honored Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20th through a day of community service at all three Branches sites in Florida City, […]

Branches’ Back to School Bash

Branches 4th Annual Back to School Bash – CANCELED for 2020 Branches is extremely disappointed to share that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have been forced to cancel our Back to School Bash. Yet YOU can still support our Back to School efforts! It may be summer break, but Branches students already need help […]

Aramark’s Annual ABC Volunteer Day – Building Community

On September 20, 2016, employees from all over South Florida came together to celebrate their annual Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day) and gathered together in South Dade to beautify the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center – Florida City Campus. ABC Day is Aramark’s global day of service. In communities around the world, thousands […]

KaBOOM Playground Build Day

Thank you to the 150+ volunteers who helped to build a brand-new KaBOOM Playground on Friday, September 19th, 2014! Thanks to the generous sponsor, The Walt Disney Company/ESPN, the children and youth at the Trish and Dan Bell Family Branches Center – Lakeview Campus can now enjoy a safe, fun and unique play space for many years to come. A […]

Branches Selected as Miami HEAT Learn & Play Center

On March 11, 2014, the Miami HEAT unveiled its 13th Miami HEAT Learn & Play Center at Branches Lakeview. HEAT players Michael Beasley and Greg Oden led a host of dignitaries alongside presenting sponsor and longtime HEAT community partner Florida Blue to unveil the newly renovated reading room and computer lab. The space was transformed and […]